What are the Demons of Poverty?

I define the Demons of Poverty as the root causes of poverty. They include the following:

  • Corruption
  • Injustice
  • Inadequate Education
  • Progress Resistant Religion
  • Dysfunctional Government
  • Class Based Society
  • Colonialism (Historic and Current)
  • Dependency
  • Culture of Poverty

Clearly, this is only a partial list. However, three things occurred to me as I thought about these root causes of poverty:

  1. If you want to reduce poverty you need to address the causes of poverty, not just the symptoms.
  2. The causes of wealth can not be super-imposed on a culture of poverty.
  3. The common denominator that links all of the Demons of Poverty is EVIL.

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